The Iroquois Steeplechase is Nashville’s rite of spring since 1941, and the season’s premiere race in American Steeplechasing. We’ve compiled a list of tips & guidelines, everything you need to know to make the most of your race-day experience.
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The race grounds are at Percy Warner Park in Nashville.
Gates open at 8:00 am. Post-time for first race is 1:00 pm. All spectators must be off the grounds by dusk.
Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult (GENERAL ADMISSION AREA ONLY).
The parking tag you received must hang from your rear-view mirror BEFORE you approach the gates and displayed throughout the day.
Yes, you can bring your own picnic and/or food! That’s encouraged. We will also have food truck options on the ground. NO GLASS CONTAINERS ALLOWED.
Yes, you can bring your own alcohol. However, responsible alcohol consumption is expected. NO GLASS CONTAINERS ALLOWED.
If you do not have a ticket, you may purchase a tailgating space, tailgating armband, or General Admission ticket at the Will Call tent, located in the fields off of HWY 100, near the Hwy 100 and Old Hickory Boulevard intersection.
You must wear your armband at all times.
No vehicle larger than a mini-van, SUV or a standard-sized pickup truck will be allowed in the reserved parking spaces. All vehicles in reserved parking spaces must fit within their designated space.
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To purchase a ticket, go here.
No possession or consumption of alcohol by minors, be prepared to show identification.
No kegs or drinking games. (ice luges, beer pong etc.).
NO GLASS CONTAINERS of any kind.
No pets are allowed on the grounds with the exception of service animals.
Children 2 years of age and older require an armband and must be under adult supervision at all times.
Credentials and Parking
Armbands are non-transferrable and must be worn at all times. Any duplication or counterfeiting of armbands will be punishable by the Iroquois Steeplechase. Be prepared to show armbands at all entrances.
All vehicles must display the appropriate parking pass for their designated space or lot.
Cars, trucks, small vans and SUVs are the only vehicles allowed in the following parking areas: Box Holder A&B, OTR, inside the track tailgating, Family Area, Stirrup Club Tailgating, VIP and Volunteer. NO buses, limousines, motor coaches, trailers or other wheeled vehicles.
Only one vehicle allowed per space.
RV tailgating is for RVs only, no cars trucks, vans or SUVs in RV area.
No one who appears intoxicated will be admitted to the grounds.
Responsible alcohol consumption is expected.
Please be courteous of your neighbors.
No amplified bands or DJs. In-vehicle sound systems must be kept at acceptable levels.
No inflatable devices such as climbing walls, slides, obstacle courses etc.
No fireworks or pyrotechnics or firearms.
No equipment or signs
No display of advertising, banners or signs.
No propane grills
Food and Beverage
You may bring in your own food and beverages. NO GLASS of any kind is allowed.
Food and beverage will be for sale in the Family Area.
Food trucks will be set up in the various tailgating areas.
Sales of Goods and Services
The sale or promotion of food, drink, merchandise or services is strictly prohibited except as authorized by the Iroquois Steeplechase.
One tailgating tent, 10’x10’ or smaller per space. Tents may NOT be professionally installed.
General Admission tents may not be set up below boundary line.
Awnings or staked tents are not allowed.
Tents that obstruct views and site-lines will not be permitted.
- Metropolitan Nashville Police Department will issue citations, make arrests and/or remove guests from the premises as deemed necessary. Failure to honor Iroquois Steeplechase policies will result in expulsion from the grounds